Grateful Dead Live at Cape Cod Coliseum on 1979-10-27
- Live concert
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
MAC (Taped by Steve Rolfe, Nakamichi CM-700 mics > Sony TC-158) > DAT > CD > Samsung SW-232B extraction (EAC v0.9 beta 4) > tracking (CD Wave) > sector boundary verification (shntool v1.01) > .shn encoding (mkwACT v0.97 beta 1)
- MAC (Taped by Steve Rolfe, Nakamichi CM-700 mics > Sony TC-158) > DAT > CD > Samsung SW-232B extraction (EAC v0.9 beta 4) > tracking (CD Wave) > sector boundary verification (shntool v1.01) > .shn encoding (mkwACT v0.97 beta 1)
- South Yarmouth, MA
- Audience Recording
- Taped by
- Steve Rolfe
- Cape Cod Coliseum
Subject: 40 Years Later...
Subject: Back into Dancin
Would take it from 7 starts to 77 in a minute. This recording is amazing too.........
Subject: Another Killer Show from 1979!
I don’t know what it is about these Fall/Winter shows from 1979, but I definitely keep coming back to them. Maybe with the release of “Road Trips Vol. I”, it’s like awakening a sleeping giant (as in Garcia). LOL
This first set rocks! It’s not your typical first set, but every song is played with incredible energy and precision. Any time a show starts with Jack Straw, you know you are in for a treat. It’s easy to see how Garcia came from country, folk, and blue grass roots with the way he plays guitar in Me and My Uncle and Big River! That’s just classic boogie music at its best! And if you want to know how Garcia and Mydland developed such incredible chemistry, all’s you have to do is listen to this version of Brown Eyed Women. The guitar and keyboards are totally in sync! Stagger Lee is super mellow and Bob Weir’s rhythm guitar and incredible vocals are easily displayed on Lost Sailor > Saint of Circumstance > while ending the set with a kick-ass version of Deal (Garcia’s trademark). I love that song!
When Garcia released his first solo record in 1972, Deal was certainly the centerpiece of that album! If you don’t own “All Good Things” (the 6-CD box set from Jerry Garcia), go to his website and buy it! It’s awesome. It has his 5 studio CDs, plus 4 hours of previously unreleased studio music. On the 1972 solo record, Garcia handled the vocals as well as acoustic guitar, electric guitar, pedal steel guitar, bass, piano and organ duties. The album was co-written by Grateful Dead percussionist Bill Kreutzmann (who plays drums on the record) and longtime Grateful Dead/Garcia lyricist Robert Hunter. The remastered edition of Garcia features the album's original ten songs plus eight bonus tracks, including alternate takes of "Sugaree" and "Loser." Anyone who doesn’t have Garcia as their top 5 guitarists need to have their head examined! Plus his vocals have truly been missed since his death in 1995.
Set 2 from this show is as good as Set 1. I’m not a huge Dancin’ fan, but I really like this version. Brent’s vocals on this song are better than Donna’s versions (except maybe from the ’77 shows (like the Philly Spectrum on 4-22, Palladium, NY on 5-4, and Barton Hall, Cornell Univ. on 5-8). The transition into Franklin is off-the-hook! And what can you say about a 21-minute Frankin’s Tower? May be one of the best of all time!! Any time you have He’s Gone (an incredible 13+ minutes) before the boys propel you into The Other One > Drums > NFA > and then into Black Peter, you have the foundation for one great show!
And check out the next night at Cape Cod! I agree with Purple Gel…it’s just as good as the first night! He’s seen them over 230 times, so pay attention to his reviews. He knows what the hell is talking about! If he says the 2nd set is the best he ever saw in over 230 shows, then obviously he knows what the hell he is talking about! I would have given anything to be at both shows on 5-27 and 5-28, being wasted and having an incredible time in that coliseum where the atmosphere was electric, hot, and jammin’!
And any show that is remastered by Charlie Miller (check the 2nd soundboard version) – download it! They are easily the best sounding boards out there!
Danny from Northern Virginia outside of Washington, D.C.
Subject: 10/27/79 SBD vs AUD
Viva Phil!! I woulda given 5 stars but those are reserved fot the Louisvile '74's and Fillmore '70's
Subject: Going our way?
Subject: Dancing > Franklin's
Subject: Red Sox Prophecy..............
Subject: 7 star show
Set 2 can be burned in two cool ways. The first way is to do Dancin' into Not Fade Away. I think that you will like this a lot.
But then, I realized that Set 2 could be burned in an alternate, just as entertaining running order. So I tried He's Gone to the end, and got just as genius results.
Both results come up as 7 stars to me. Thank you Internet Archives.
Subject: great audience recording
I love the sound of this recording. I had the soundboard and found it kind of flat. This recording is full and round and puts you in the room. You can feel the energy flying around the place throughout but I find it particularly palpable during the Dancin'.
Does anyone else out there have a preference for a good crisp audience? (not that there is anything wrong with a pristine soundboard from time to time). For me the audience criteria of import is the presence of Phil in the recording and this has one has plenty of Phil. If you share those tastes check out Alaska 6/20-21/80, Florida 11/29/80, Rochester summer 88. Any otther suggestions out there?
I saw my shows 85-95 but am right now prefering 79-80. Somehow there is much more space / room in the playing and in the recordings which give each performer the room to shine. This show is a top notch document of this era.
Subject: nice aud
He's Gone>TOO is sick
Subject: Double Phil...Other One
Subject: GDEAD 10-27-79
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